POLITICO started to chat with Alaska’s “first dude” when Van Susteren intervened. The host of On The Record told us this brunch was “off the record” - no talking with the husband of former Republican vice presidential nominee, Gov. Sarah Palin.Which is handling, Greta. Whether you like it or not. And, I'm thinking with your apoplectic screed on your blog after various media outlets dubbed you Todd Palin’s “handler,” you've done a great job in confirming what was said.
Asked why, Van Susteren told us - as we held pen, pad, recorder and camera in hand - well, you know, at these things you can’t always figure out who’s on the record or off the record when you chit chat. And, she added, with all the background noise Palin could easily be misquoted.
“First, remember I did not start this little spat and have no interest in having a spat,” Van Susteren blogs at Fox News’ Gretawire. “I am merely responding and setting the record straight. Gossip on the internet is viral and I will respond when things are written that are brought to my attention which I think smarmy or even wrong. If I don’t respond, the one sided stuff sits forever on the internet.It's still handling. And, honestly, where were the "manners" when it came to Hillary Clinton, or anyone else you don't like? Because, frankly, you've been exceeding rude in your personal comments toward HRC's looks, which were completely pointless to her competency as a candidate, like most of the main-stream media. That entire thread during the election, in which you participated, was "you're going to kindergarten, here's what you don't do" rude.
On Saturday morning (before the night’s big dinner) I was at a social brunch (like everyone else in the media), and brought a guest like almost everyone in the media did. A Politico reporter came up to our Fox guest Todd Palin with a pad to take notes and interview Todd Palin (it says “started to chat” but that is not what happened or what was going on….no one is that stupid to believe that.) It was an attempt to interview him when he did not agree to it or ask for it — print paparazzi at a brunch /party!”
So, nothing personal, Greta, but cry me a river... Todd Palin, like it or not, is a public figure. And the press, theoretically, being the "fourth estate," should be able to interview him. And he, if so chooses, has every right to say "not now" like anyone wearing his big-boy pants.
Even if you think he can't...